Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
About us Profile Internationalization

Regional Partner Forum, Asia-Pacific

27 November 2018
Creating Synergies Group
Creating Synergies Group

Last week, the University of Groningen hosted an inaugural Regional Partner Forum, Asia-Pacific, bringing together our key partners from the region.

We were honoured to welcome academic leaders, senior managers, and those who are responsible for implementing their international strategy and research cooperation from China, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Singapore, and Australia.

The theme, “Creating Synergies: the added value of strategic alliances in a global context”, gave UG and international delegates the opportunity to share experiences and to broaden our knowledge of each other and the national and regional contexts in which we operate.

The event was closed by lectures on internationalisation given by Prof. Sibrand Poppema, outgoing President of the University of Groningen, and Ms Sarika Vij, Head of Policy at the Guild of Research Intensive Universities, followed  by a panel discussion with Prof. Shubhashis Gangopadhyay (India Development Foundation) and Prof. Genta Kawahara (Osaka University).

The delegates represented the following institutions: Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia), Jilin University (China), Macquarie University (Australia), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (India), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), Osaka University (Japan), and Tsinghua University (China).

RPF panel
RPF panel
Last modified:13 March 2020 12.50 a.m.

More news

  • 13 August 2020

    International students discover Groningen in virtual game

    Marketing Groningen is launching an international campaign through which the city is presented to prospective international students of the University of Groningen and Hanze University of Applied Sciences. The campaign is intended to provide...

  • 22 July 2020

    Northern Netherlands carefully anticipating second wave

    Even though they miss their freedom, gezelligheid and spontaneous fun, the inhabitants of the Northern Netherlands are careful when making their holiday plans for this summer. Only 14% of the Northern Dutch are going on holiday abroad this summer,...

  • 10 July 2020

    ENLIGHT recognized as a European University

    The ENLIGHT consortium of nine European universities, including the University of Groningen, was selected within the framework of the second call for ‘European Universities’, the European Commission's pilot program for new multilateral networks....